Activities to do at home

person writing in journal

Journaling is a great way to express your feelings and document what is going on during this unprecedented time

As we stay at home to flatten the curve, we can take advantage of the time we've gained by learning or doing something new. Some require a device and an internet connection. Others are old school:

Start a neighborhood support group with an old-fashioned phone tree

Dust off some cookbooks, get crafting, start some seeds

Play board games, organize photo albums, listen to the radio

Take a virtual tour of a museums or download the PocketSights app to access over 40 self-guided walking (while maintaining a safe distance from others, or course) and driving tours of Tompkins County

Read books and stories with friends and family over the phone. Out of hard copy books? Find something online to read: National Emergency Library

Journaling - history professor says "Write it Down"

Cornell University journaling project welcomes COVID-19 stories

Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County Artists Live Stream Videos: Daily updates from local artists regarding various art projects they are working on.

Watch musical artists performing from their living rooms and other locations concerts on the web. Locally, The Range Live Music Streaming is hosting live streams of local bands and artists performing on Facebook.

Local business The Brain Shoppe's new Soma Cube pattern sheet is available each day this week via their Instagram feed.

LEGO Quarantine Survival Challenge Facebook group with over 10,000 members

Many local fitness instructors are offering classes online for free or pay-what-you-can. Here are a few: